Our windows steam up quickly with the very cold air we’ve been experiencing, often turning to ice crystals as I shared last week. Meanwhile I’m quietly over here, steaming away at running, Yoga, and working on a little Yoga Spring reboot. Because yes Spring actually is coming!
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), PB Walk, Dogwalk, Shoveling, Yoga (60 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), PB Cardio Toning, Yoga Midday (30 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (60 min), 2.5 easy miles, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (30 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (45 minutes), Dogwalk
- Friday: Yoga (45 min), Barre with Weights (15 min), 2.5 TM Miles
- Saturday: Yoga (60 min), Lots of Yoga filming (60 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (45 min), Peloton Elton Cycle WU (10 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk? Not sure if it’ll be too cold; maybe some Barre later
Running Mileage: 8 (+2)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday Intention: get some fresh air
I do run on cold days. On cold, extremely windy days even. Sometimes, anyway. Today was one of those days. My energy is rebounding, thankfully, so I headed out on warm-ish day (low 30s) that unfortunately had wind that was even higher than had been predicted. It was definitely tough, but I survived and we even got Bandit out for a short walk later in the day.
Friday Intention: take it easy
I think I should have run inside on Wednesday and outside on Friday! It was very cold (barely any degrees) this morning, but sunny and little wind. On Tuesday it was 20+ mph winds. I didn’t sleep well Tuesday night, either — I knew I needed that rest day on Thursday.
I woke up this morning, after a good night’s sleep, feeling much better, but this treadmill run still felt really hard. I walked more than normal and my pace was deliberately slow. I guess some days are just like that. The treadmill usually feels harder, but not this hard.
Sunday Intention: still easy + hills
I warmed up with a 10 minute Elton ride, which I really enjoyed. This was the best run of the week! Not fast, oh no, but not bad considering the cold and extremely consistent with the last mile the fastest. I didn’t set out to do hills, in fact I was going to avoid them, but then I thought I’d run in solidarity with Darlene’s (and Cari’s) hilly half today. Just not for 13.1 miles. 🙂
Favorites of the week
I am grateful for Mr. Judy’s help in filming this week’s videos. I think we filmed at least 6 of various lengths. I’m using the “good” camera, not my Ipad, hence Mr. Judy’s help. It’s nice because it records audio well without me having to wear a mic.
It can only record for about 25 minutes before it shuts down, though. Otherwise I might learn to do it myself because the quality is better, although the tradeoff is I always feel as though I’m rushing through so I don’t get cut off.
Other than that it was a relatively quiet week. I did make an effort to cook and eat a little bit better than I have been — not that I’ve really been eating badly, but relying too heavily on frozen or prepared food.
ICYMI: This week it’s all about your adrenals. They’re tiny little glands, but they play an important part in our stress reaction and can easily get overwhelmed in our modern day life. I explain a bit about them in this week’s short vlog, and then there’s a restorative practice that will help to nourish your adrenals. I might be doing this practice later today . . .
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday it’s a quick review of the Iphone Photography course I took. Friday it’s time to cough up some runfessions; even with a new year and less running, I’ve got a few to share!